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Bunsbert Montcroff
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and let's not act like traditional/GOP conservatives are isolated in the south

agreed.

we've got some nutballs out west that would put southern conservatives to shame.


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re: Talk about your condescending A-holes at The New Yorker
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A Southern accent, once thought quaint or even backward, became an emblem of American authenticity, a political trump card.



It still is looked down upon. Hell, I got tons of shite up north just for saying the word y'all, let alone my accent.


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HailHailtoMichigan!
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re: Talk about your condescending A-holes at The New Yorker
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we've got some nutballs out west that would put southern conservatives to shame.
Define nutball.



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re: Talk about your condescending A-holes at The New Yorker
What was so bad about the article?

I saw nothing condescending in it.


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What was so bad about the article?

I saw nothing condescending in it.



You make a good point. If one reads the article carefully, it's not really a condemnation. It's an interesting analysis and, in fact, it somewhat admires the South. The guy perhaps paints with a broad brush in making his point, but no big deal.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Talk about your condescending A-holes at The New Yorker
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we've got some nutballs out west that would put southern conservatives to shame.
Define nutball.



In a political definition, usually means they hold different beliefs than the other guy.


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usually means they hold different beliefs than the other guy.


Precisely, it means holding a view that is extremely different from mine. Get your shite straight.


RogerTheShrubber
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Precisely, it means holding a view that is extremely different from mine. Get your shite straight.



I've come to terms with being a nutball...


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re: Talk about your condescending A-holes at The New Yorker
George Packer's image of a typical southern male. what a fricking chode.

Image: http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120627192428/cartoonnetwork/images/7/79/Yosemite.gif


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George Packer's image of a typical southern male. what a fricking chode.



Not really. Get a grip.


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At the same time, the Southern way of life began to be embraced around the country until, in a sense, it came to stand for the “real America”: country music and Lynyrd Skynyrd, barbecue and nascar, political conservatism, God and guns, the code of masculinity, militarization, hostility to unions, and suspicion of government authority, especially in Washington, D.C. (despite its largesse). In 1978, the Dallas Cowboys laid claim to the title of “America’s team”—something the San Francisco 49ers never would have attempted.
i've got a grip and i also see some arse clown at the new yorker bragging with his buddies about how great his farts smell and portraying the south as a bunch of backwoods hillbillies that the rest of the country should either laugh at or ignore. which in my opinion is bull shite.

the article is a fricking joke.


MississippiLSUfan
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re: Talk about your condescending A-holes at The New Yorker
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it's not a southern/northern thing. it's a city/non-city thing


The sooner that the GOP gets this, the better for the future of the party.


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VOR
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drexyl


Which parts of that quote are inaccurate? Of course he doesn't mean every single person in the South thinks that way, but he's not really off base about the prevailing culture. And in fact, he's actually referring to the rest of the country, rather than the South, and what it embraced. I'm born and raised in the Deep South and like it here. I don't see any reason to get upset about the article.

Unless you're one of those guys who just can't stand those high falutin' yankee smartass motherfrickers no matter what.


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cwill
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what's so bad about believing in freedom and personal liberty?


If only this were what southern Republicans/Conservatives actually stood for.


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i agree they're hypocrites about freedom, but that paragraph was about the conservatives pushing for governmental intervention for social progress, because apparently at one point in the south's history this is what conservatives stood for


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VOR
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Article in The New Yorker that basically says everyone in the south is antiquated and out of touch with the new modern era because we are generally conservative.


And to the OP . . . that is not what the article actually says. That's your interpretation of the article.


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i thought the article was going to be a lot worse before i read it. the new yorker is funny but can be full of cocksuckers


VOR
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i thought the article was going to be a lot worse before i read it


I have a feeling some of the posters didn't really read it carefully.

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the new yorker is funny but can be full of cocksuckers



So can any magazine. So what? It's an urban oriented magazine based in the Northeast . . . New York-centric to be specific . . . that has a national audience and readership. Although, interestingly, it has been a platform for a lot of Southern writers.


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drexyl
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The South’s vices—“violence, intolerance, aversion and suspicion toward new ideas”—grow particularly acute during periods when it is marginalized and left behind.

good lord


VOR
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good lord


Do you really want me to list examples of what the writer is referring to? Really?


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